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Chattanooga

On a vacation trip to Chattanooga we had plenty of time to travel so rather than taking the interstate which would normally take two and a half hours we took Georgia highways alternate twenty seven, twenty seven and 100.  The reason we like to do this is it gives us time to see the scenery and small towns that are bypassed by the interstate highways.

 

 An old farm with goats and chickens roaming around amongst the old cars and tractor along Hwy 27.

An old farm with goats and chickens roaming around amongst the old cars and tractor along Hwy 27.

Passing through small towns like Carrolton for lunch at the Corner Cafe with the beautiful mural, Sangre de Cristina Sunrise, by Kate Moon Davis.

 Sangre de Cristina Sunrise by Kate Moon Davis

Sangre de Cristina Sunrise by Kate Moon Davis

Cedartown and Summerville are two other towns we would never have experienced if we went roaring by on the interstate.

 Cedartown Coca Cola Bottling museum

Cedartown Coca Cola Bottling museum

 Summerville Depot, one of the stops on the Tennessee Valley Railroad.  Also home to Paradise Garden.

Summerville Depot, one of the stops on the Tennessee Valley Railroad.  Also home to Paradise Garden.

 Couey House in Dowdy park.

Couey House in Dowdy park.

It was raining as we passed the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National and Military Park so we didn't stop.

We stayed at the Bluff View Inn over looking the Tennessee River in Chattanooga.

 Bluff View Inn, Hunter Museum of American Art on the Tennessee River

Bluff View Inn, Hunter Museum of American Art on the Tennessee River

From there we were able to walk to many of the attractions, Restaurants and stores with a lot of art work on display.  

 The Batter  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

The Batter

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 ThePitcher  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

ThePitcher

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 The Catcher  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

The Catcher

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 The Umpire  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

The Umpire

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 Red Grooms  Lindy Hop

Red Grooms

Lindy Hop

A visit to the Tennessee Aquarium is worthwhile as they show how the water flows down from the mountains to the ocean creating Habitats for many creatures along the way.

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A dinner cruise on the Southern Belle up to Chickamauga Dam.

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One bad ass 1959 Buick LeSabre lowrider in front of Rembrandt's Coffee House.

 1959 Buick LeSabre

1959 Buick LeSabre

It was an enjoyable, relaxing getaway.  Take the time to enjoy the ride.

Enviromental Portraiture

One type of photography I really enjoy is enviromental portraiture.  Showing people doing what they do that others never see, I believe, is enlightening and educational.

 Working on the landing gear of an airplane.

Working on the landing gear of an airplane.

 Installing fasteners in a skin replacement on an airplane.

Installing fasteners in a skin replacement on an airplane.

 Preparing fish in a restaurant in Narita Japan

Preparing fish in a restaurant in Narita Japan

Traveling Man

  I was fortunate as a child that my parents were interested in traveling.  That started me on the path to seeing many countries and places.  We travelled in the United States and Europe seeing many beautiful sites along the way.  After graduating high school and joining the Military I travelled through Central and South America, seeing my first volcanoes, big cats, monkeys, and large colorful birds.

  I started making photographs about the same time we started traveling.  I do not remember the first camera I used but I do remember being fastenated by my grandfathers Olympus OM SLR camera.  Shortly there after I received my first SLR, a Minolta SR-T with a 50mm lens.  I used that camera through high school to shoot for the yearbook.  I also was able to go to a local college and learn how to develop and print black and white photographs.

  Later when that camera was stolen, I bought a Canon AE-1 Program which I used to make photographs during my travels throughout Central and South America.

 Follow my travels...

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Netherlands Open Air Museum, Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, Netherlands.  Some time in the 1970's